LEEDSTOWN METHODIST CHURCH, SCHOOLROOM AND COURTYARD WALLS AT THE FRONT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1328354
Date first listed:
26-Aug-1987
Statutory Address:
LEEDSTOWN METHODIST CHURCH, SCHOOLROOM AND COURTYARD WALLS AT THE FRONT

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Location

Statutory Address:
LEEDSTOWN METHODIST CHURCH, SCHOOLROOM AND COURTYARD WALLS AT THE FRONT

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Crowan
National Grid Reference:
SW 60534 34210

Details

SW 63 SW CROWAN LEEDSTOWN

4/158 Leedstown Methodist Church, - schoolroom and courtyard walls at the front GV II

Wesleyan Chapel, forecourt walls, gate piers and gates, and later schoolroom. Datestone 1862, schoolroom circa late C19. Granite ashlar with rock-faced rusticated quoins, slightly rusticated jambstones and voussoirs, granite sills and moulded granite pediment cornice. Dry Delabole slate roofs with gable ends. Rectangular aisless plan with a gallery on 4 sides. The ritual east end facing south west with large schoolroom added to that end. The entrance front (north east) with 2 entrances. 2 storey elevations. Symmetrical 3 window north east entrance front surmounted by triangular gable pediment with moulded cornice and apex finial all in granite. Round-headed openings, the doorways left and right wider. Double 3-panel doors to each with fanlight over. Leaded window with coloured glass to ground floor middle. (Similar window to the ground floor middle of each of the side elevations). The first floor windows and those to the side elevations are original round-headed hornless sashes with glazing bars in radial pattern at the top. Each side is symmetrical with 3 ground floor and 3 first floor windows. Oculus windows with coloured glass at rear of chapel are converted from original round-headed openings. Interior : virtually complete interior with original or late C19 fittings. The nearly oval-on-plan gallery is carried on wooden Doric columns and the panelled front is cantilevered out on scrolled brackets. The flat plaster ceiling has a moulded cornice and a large central rose with concentric moulded bands and carved acanthus and strapwork decoration. The pulpit hasa bowed centre and terminal pilasters flanked by geometric open-string stairs with winders; ornate cast iron balusters to the stairs and balustrade panels to the pulpit front. The pews are pitch pine with shaped and chamfered ends. The side windows, with coloured glass, are memorials to the Trewella family of Carsize. The central front window with coloured glass is a war memorial. The schoolroom has exposed arched bracing carried on granite corbels. The forecourt walls are chamfered granite plinths, formerly with iron railings. Wide central gateway with round-headed granite monolith piers and terminal piers with ogee caps. C20 iron gates.

Listing NGR: SW6053434210

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
65866
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 30 Mar 2004
Reference: IOE01/11561/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ivor Corkell. Source Historic England Archive
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